shift lock stuck?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Budd, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Budd

    Budd

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    my 91 fj80 will not shift out of park. i have to press the shift lock over ride button to shift. and yes i'm pressing the brake as i try to shift. i did a quick search of the board but couldn't really find anything. what should i look at?
     
  2. lagwagon

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    Do you have working brake lights? Check fuses, brake light switch.. With the key on engine off you should hear a click when you press the brake.
     
  3. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    yep, if not unlocking it prolly the rear brake light fuse. And if for some reason you can never track down the problem, remove console and zip tie the little pawl out of the way.
     
  4. Budd

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    gotcha. thanks guys
     
  5. SpeedyCycles

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    I am having the same problem on the LX450. The Drivers rear light is broken, is that all it is?

    Frank
     
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    I had the same problem on my 97 LX. Blown fuse. I was told by the stealer (previous to me finding Mud) I was pulling too much due to me running a cell phone charger? Anyway, new fuse should do it. If you need to move the car, pop the small dime sized cover on the shift panel and use a pen or screwdriver to push in the release. (hope that's accurate info).
     
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  7. landtank

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    I think a blown bulb will also cause the problem, but not 100% sure.
     
  8. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    I had a brake light that was out, but didn't have a problem with shifting out of park. Might just be a fuse thing.
     
  9. informationjunky

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    That is correct, it is also listed step by step in the owners manual.
     
  10. concretejungle

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    Yep, fuse. Happend to me. I drove 1.5 hours at night, in the snow from Raleigh to Greensboro with no dash lights or tail lights before i realized it was a fuse. I had no idea the tail lights were out.
     
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